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Gabriel Christie (1722 - 1799)

GABRIEL CHRISTIE(1722-99) British Army officer and seigneur is the son of James Christie, and his wife, Catherine Napier. He was born before 16 September 1722, the date upon which his baptism was reg...

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John Henry McTavish (1837 - 1888)

JOHN HENRY MCTAVISH (1837-88) Member of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, 1870, Founding Member of the Winnipeg Board of Trade, 1873, Member of the Northwest Territorial Executive Council, 1874, Lan...

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Forbes George Vernon (1843 - 1911)

FORBES GEORGE VERNON (1843-1911) THE CITY OF VERNON IN THE OKANAGAN REGION WAS NAMED AFTER HIM The short biographical account which follows relies heavily upon the article published by Wikipedia ...

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The Honourable Andrew Graham Balenden Bannatyne (1829 - 1889)

ANDREW GRAHAM BALLENDEN BANNATYNE (1829-1889) is the son of James Bannatyne and his wife, Eliza Balenden. He was born on 31 October 1829 and his baptism was registered at South Ronaldsay, one of the ...

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James Tod (Canadian Settler) (1832 - 1925)

JAMES TOD (CANADIAN SETTLER) (1832-1925) and his family established a ranch south-east of Kamloops, British Columbia. He and Lewis Campbell could be considered the first settlers of Barnhartvale, Bri...

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Adam Pinkney Heffley (1830 - 1872)

ADAM PINKNEY HEFFLEY (died 1872) was an American gold prospector, packer, pioneer rancher, and horse breeder, in British Columbia, during the third quarter of the nineteeth century. It was the Caribo...

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James Taylor (1828 - 1907)

JAMES TAYLOR (1828-1907) is the son of George Taylor, farmer and ground officer at Bewan, a small farm or croft in the Orkney mainland parish of Birsay. His mother is Ann Spence.He was born on 27 Jul...

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John Leod McDonald (1853 - 1906)

JOHN LEOD MCDONALD senior (1853-1906) Many of the firsts in Stony Plain can be directly attributed to their first settler. John L. McDonald was one of the first pioneers to truly settle in the area t...

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William McTavish of Dunardry (1815 - 1870)

WILLIAM MACTAVISH OF DUNARDRY (1815-70) Twenty-first Chief of the Clan McTavish, Chief Trader at York Factory, 1846-56, In Charge at Fort Garry, 1857-64, Governor of Assiniboia,1858, Acting Governor ...

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The Honourable George Bohnn Martin (1841 - 1933)

THE HONOURABLE GEORGE BOHUN MARTIN (1841-1933) is the son of Captain George Bohun Martin, R.N., C.B., and his wife, Isabella Harriett Briggs. He was baptised at Shelford in Nottinghamshire, England, ...

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Alexander Ross (1783 - 1856)

ALEXANDER ROSS (1783-1856) Born in the Scottish Highlands, schoolteacher Alexander Ross immigrated to Canada’s St. Lawrence River Valley in 1804. Befriended by fellow Scot Alexander McKay, a v...

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Gavin Hamilton (1835 - 1909)

GAVIN HAMILTON (1835-1909) "A pioneer among pioneers, and one of the notable factors of the early Hudson Bay days of the province of British Columbia" [From the Biography published by the Victoria Da...

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Samuel Taylor (1811 - 1894)

SAMUEL TAYLOR (1811-94) is the only known son of James Taylor, a farmer at Holland in the Orkney parish of Firth, and his second wife, Margaret Olay (Margaret had previously been married to James Gou...

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The Honourable William Bain Scarth (1837 - 1902)

WILLIAM BAIN SCARTH (1837-1902) is the second son of James Lendrum Scarth and his wife, Jane Geddes. He was born on 10 November 1837 and his birth was registered at Old Machar in Aberdeen, Scotland [...

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John Rae (Arctic Explorer) MP (1813 - 1893)

DOCTOR JOHN RAE (1813-93), Scottish doctor and Canadian Artic Explorer, is the son of John Rae of Gorseness and his wife, Margaret Campbell Glen. He was born at the Hall of Clestrain in the Orkney pa...

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Howie Mandel MP

Howard Michael "Howie" Mandel (born November 29, 1955) is a Canadian comedian, actor, television host, and voice actor. He is well known as host of the NBC game show Deal or No Deal, as well as the s...

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Peter Robinson MP (1785 - 1838)

Peter Robinson Responsible for the emigration and settlement of over 2500 Irish emigrants in Canada under the Peter Robinson emigration scheme arranged by the English rulers Founder of Petersboro...

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Thomas Armstrong (1810 - d.)

Thomas Armstrong Irish emigrant settler from Kilfinane Ireland embarked on board of the HEBE transport for passage to Quebec from the Cove of Cork 8th July 1823. The Hebe arrived at Quebec August 31s...

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